UNT's Annual Open Access Symposia


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Thursday, May 19, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016


We are pleased to announce Prof.dr. J.E.C.V. (Johan) Rooryck of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics as the keynote speaker for UNT’s Open Access Symposium 2016. Prof. Rooryck is an expert on the syntax of Romance languages and has served as executive editor of the journal Lingua, published by Elsevier, since 1998.

The University of North Texas is pleased to announce a call for contributions to its 7th annual Open Access Symposium, to be held May 19–20, 2016, in conjunction with the Library Publishing Forum 2016. The goal of this symposium is to bring a broad community of researchers and practitioners together to share their work and explore the value and impact of freely available scholarly literature on education and research.

The mass resignation of all editors and editorial board members of Lingua, a top journal in linguistics, has brought renewed attention to the ways that conventional publication venues can actually impede access to research. The UNT Libraries offers a number of services to help scholarly editors and authors navigate the shifting landscape of scholarly publishing. Read more in InHouse.

Winner Announcment: Congratulations to Giselle Greenige for her response on Open Access' ability to increase scholarly visibility, publishing speed, and citation rates.

How has open access impacted your research or studying?

Eligibility: Any currently registered University of North Texas student, staff or faculty member is eligible to participate.


“In a short statement (no more than 200 words), describe the value of Open Access to you.”

Previous Years

Open Access Symposium 2015 Banner

Monday, May 18, 2015 to Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Open Access 2014 Banner

Monday, May 19, 2014 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Open Access 2013 Banner

Thursday, May 30, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013

Open Access Symposium 2012 Banner

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Friday, May 20, 2011

UNT Symposium on Open Access 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Since 2010, UNT has sponsored an annual symposium on topics relevant to Open Access initiatives. You can find information about both upcoming and past events, including information on our speakers and archival presentations here.